A man in New Jersey was shot dead on Saturday afternoon during an attempted robbery on a block in the neighborhood, police said.

The victim was one of two intended targets and tried to fight back in front of a house on 7th Street in Newark during the robbery, the police officer said.

The suspect reportedly fired a gun that hit and fell victim. A short time later he was pronounced dead.

The shooter fled the scene and was wanted by the police hours later.

The police have not yet disclosed the victim’s identity.